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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #8 of 123 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas,... more » Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano. « less
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Wellington, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Finally someone put some thought into the flow and layout of a museum. The story of our earth is displayed on it's historical order. Unlike others wher you see ancient greece in a room next to a room of american craftsmen period. Many of the diplays are hands on and you are encouraged to touch. Wow i touched a dinosaurs... More

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Odessa, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It IS a nice museum , but was built more for grade school and younger in mind. our guys are teenagers and were quite bored.

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Gunnison, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

very well executed exhibits and nice setup inside to move from area to area. clean and well explained on the walls and with handouts. included some very interesting photos and relics from the IT revolution of the last 50 years.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

an interesting museum, mainly oriented though for children, who I'm sure will have a fantastic time taking part in a whole lot of activities and interactive learning.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum participates in the Blue Star program that allows military families in for free, and we were thrilled to be able to take advantage of that. I originally thought it would just be dinosaurs, but the most comprehensive exhibit is the one where you travel through time. It covers two floors, and it starts in the dark, just like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love this museum. It was well organized and beautiful. Lots to see and lots of hands on exploration. Oh yeah, they rent strollers for $3 which was great since ours broke during our trip.

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Amarillo, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The museum is so fun. We took our kids when they were very young they enjoyed it more at 19 and 16. My only complaint was the air conditioning was out and it was HOT!

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoy visiting this museum each time we are in Albuquerque. The staff is informative and truly seems to love sharing their knowledge of all the different aspects. Especially, the volunteers in what I call the “bone lab”. During our last visit, they just uncovered bones from the elephant butte reservoir area of New Mexico. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love science museums and when ever we travel we always hit one or two. This one is one of my favorites for the geology section on valcanos. New this trip was the MARs rover and the interesting exhibit with the latest Mars data. The staff was knowledgable and engaging. My kids spent 5 hours there until we werw driven... More

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Lexington, Illinois.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you want to know all about dinosaurs you will learn it here. Only $6 for seniors and well worth it. It is clean and plenty of room to get around. We loved the 3D film on Jerusalem. They also have a planetarium show so you can keep busy here. It was hard to find though. We got lost twice... More

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